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arizona congresswoman gabby giffords, a victim of gun violence herself. giffords was in town to lend her voice to guns on capitol hill. the first since the newtown, massacre. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: it's a distant memory said husband mark kelly, yet gabby giffords halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today, if we have stronger background checks. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks have the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> in order. >> reporter
judiciary committee, former congresswoman gabby giffords who survived the tucson massacre, spoke of the need for action. >> thank you for inviting me here today. >> thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation. for our children, for our communities. for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard. but the time is now. you must act, be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. thank you. >> well, she spoke from handwritten notes which were posted on the facebook page of the gun reform group that she and her husband, former astronaut, mark kelly, founded. he also testified along with the national rifle association's wayne lapierre. commander kelly at one point answered mr. lapierre's claim that background checks don't need to be made universal. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> the nra position, though, and
on the program, be it was as powerful moment as you could have imagined. gabby giffords back on capitol hill today. she spoke on a subject that was difficult. keeping them honest tonight. why figuring out what the right thing to do is so difficult. and a terrifying moment at the winter x games. another incident your a snowmobile went careening into spectators and why people are taking a closer look at extreme sports. >>> right now a 6-year-old with asberger's syndrome who needs medication being held by a suspected killer. he is being held in a bunker. he is said to be a 65-year-old man, due in court today in connection with a run in last december with neighbors. instead, he is in that bunker in the yard. he stepped onto a school bus demanding two boys. he shot the driver. he is being hailed as a hero tonight. the gunman got away with one child. also with us. cnn's george howl how well is on the seen with us and byron sage and because the suspect allegedly holds extremist views, george, you're on the ground there. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, anderson, first and foremost, the welfare
ideas? last night after doing gabby giffords speech, he's from tennessee, i'm a huge fan of his. >> glen reynolds. >> glen reynolds said ask the question about the courage that gabby giffords is asking to be shown. glen said ask that question of democrats in red states that are running in 2014? are they going to have a political courage to do what gabby giffords thinks is the right thing on background checks, on high-capacity magazines, on assault weapons? >> i think it is unlikely that the congress will pass a ban on assault weapons. >> what about these democrats? how hard is it for the moderate democrats? >> speaking specifically of those democrats. i think they will have a hard time voting for a ban on assault weapons. i think willie's point about the background checks and the almost universal support makes it a much easier argument to pass. and two -- >> what about the high-capacity magazines? >> then on these big magazines, i think there's an agreement, a compromise, to be made for those who want to shoot and use those magazines at shooting clubs and while some may hunt with that, k
that includes mark kelly, husband of gabby giffords. before testimony began, giffords made a plea for action. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. be bold, be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> kelly followed, arguing for restrictions on magazine clips, enhanced mental health care, and advanced background checks. >> we're both gun owners, and we take that right and the responsibilities that come with it very seriously, but rights demand responsibility, and this right does not extend to terrorists, it does not extend to criminals, and it does not extend to the mentally ill. >> while wayne lapierre struck a posture less combative than previous press conferences, his views remain questionable, calling for an immediate blanket of security at schools, lapierre dismissed universal background checks, saying criminals would never submit to them. chairman leahy pressed lapierre on background checks and whether and how the nra head had changed his mind on closing gun show loopholes. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows for sales of weapons? >> if
. the head of the nra, wayne lapierre and the husband of gabby giffords, mark kelly, will testify. david? >> along with them so many of those families from newtown. reena, thank you. >>> another image from washington making headlines tonight, president obama in his first joint interview with someone other than his wife, instead hillary clinton, when you think back, the two battling it out in the democratic primary nearly five years ago, making history coming down to the two of them. then going on to form quite an alliance, the connection behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. right here, as they observed the bodies of those diplomats brought home from libya. tonight, why the president decided to sit down with hillary clinton now. is it about a campaign that's yet to come? here's abc's david kerley. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we've had. >> reporter: a first -- a dual interview with the president, who told cbs' "60 minutes" why he wanted to sit with hillary clinton. >> i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role sh
. >>> a face-off between the nra and the husband of gabby giffords. details on today's showdown on capit capitol hill. >> and not again. baseball's alex rodriguez denies doping zblagss and we take you to super bowl media. >>> but we begin with this morning's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> severe storms rip through the south. >> a tornado tore through mississippi. >> two other twisters touched down in arkansas and missouri. large parts of the country are bracing for more. >> today the senate will hold its first sheeting on gun violence since the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> the nra is expected to tell lawmakers that bans on aseattle weapons are not enough. >> police stand off with a suspected gunman. they say he shot a school bus driver and then took a child. >> the report accuses a-rod of buying human growth hormone and other substances from a miami clinic. >> a hero soldier now recovering after receiving a double arm transplant. >> i really don't know what to say because it's just such a big thing for my life. it's just fantastic. >> this morning overseas markets are
shootings, we say we have to do something after gabby giffords then aurora. then after sandy hook, it got put on the agenda. climate change is moving that way, too. we keep saying after the explosions in louisiana we have to do something. we have to do something then, you know, hurricane sandy happens and it looks like finally we have reached that moment where we are going to do something. i don't know. i think it might take one more horrible environmental tragedy for it to get put on the agenda. >> we have done -- the fact the e.p.a. exists and it was created under richard nixon. as i was reading about it thinking about today, when he established the e.p.a., nixon said he wanted the 1970s to be a historic period when by conscious choice we transform our land into what we want it to become. he was thinking conservationists we have transformed the land, but not into what we want it to become. >> it's a shame it's such a politically divisive issue. the grandfather was roosevelt, then nixon. getting back to your diversity in terms of coalitions for moving forward with environmental change, i
as prosecution and conviction. >> former congresswoman gabby giffords will make some remarks before this senate hearing. are you optimistic at all that congress could do anything? >> i'm not optimistic about this congress in any way, shape or form but i think there is a momentum to at least take some incremental steps and in the issue of gun violence or the depth of the cause by it, incremental steps help because they save lives, if we could have kept the assault weapon out of the hands of the young man in the newtown school shootings, those 26 lives would have been saved by just keeping it out of his hands so i'm a great cleaver in believer in incremental steps. it's been done in new york and boston and l.a. >> wayne lapierre says congress won't pass any new gun control measures. is he wrong? >> i think he's wrong this time out. i think that the increase in background checks will probably go through. i think there's some potential for the limiting the number of ammunition clips that hold excessive rounds certainly the mental health issues and some of the schoo
congress not to blame law-abiding gun owners for the recent shooootings. while mark kelly and gabby giffords are expected to push for universal back ground checks and limits on high capacity magazines. >>> in medical news, you may want to ask you boss for an earlier lunch hour. people on a diet who eat lunch early end up losing more weight than those that eat late in the afternoon. the body processes sugar differently te pending on time of day. >>> and finally, wow, the definition of american heroism. form eer soldier brendan marroc made a point of wheeling himself sp a press conference on tuesday. he was using transplanted arms. he lost his arms and legs in 2009. that has not stopped him. >> not having arms takes so much away from you. even your personality. i have oversome so much in the last four years. i really, honestly, wasn't worried about the risks. >> he says he feels like he's getting a second chance at life. he cannot wait to swim again. it might take two to three years to fully use his arms. another chance for us to thank each and every one of the servicemen and women pr
violence, retired astronaut marc kelly husband of gabby giffords will testify before the senate judiciary committee along with the national rifle association. live coverage starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> one can't count the times that americans say we're the best country in the world. what a stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, everybody thinks that the country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we're the best? what does that -- what does that mean? and why do we have to assert it all of the time? and what does it mean to other people who consume it? american. they go around the world so they are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we teach them not like us. >> author, activist, and transafrica founder randall robinson taking your call, e-mail, comments and tweets. three hours live at sunday noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >>> next a look at efforts to decrees medicare cost without cutting benefits. this event hosted by national journal is just over two hours. [inaudible conversations] good morning. i'm i want to welcome you
business with them. second, more visible player, gabby giffords, the former congresswoman shot in arizona and her husband, mark phillips, say they're going to be much more aggressive about lobbying on capitol hill. they have a group with a super pac arm that's going to surf that public opinion you were just pointing to. and they describe themselves as gun-owning moderates. they're from the mountain west. but obviously have incredible moral authority on the gun issue. they're going on start using that more and more. mark phillips, her husband, tells "politico" in an interview that they're going to do whatever they can to build support for this legislation, even though as the moment house republicans are turning up their noses at it. >> hey, mike, also last night, speaking of republicans at the rnc meeting, louisiana governor bobby jindal had strong advice for his party. take a listen. >> today's conservatism is completely wrapped up in solving the hideous mess that is the federal budget. the burgeoning deficits, the mammoth federal debt, the shortfall in our entitlement programs. we have s
things politically, going on facebook after gabby giffords was shot, talking about blood libel, one mistake after another. >> it wasn't just that one line. >> there were, willie geist, so many republicans that really did believe -- and i told them they were dead wrong -- they really believed the benghazi hearings, and i heard this when they were getting sworn in, saying benghazi is going to be the issue where we're really going to get the country to turn on barack obama and hillary clinton. hillary clinton killed them. and once again, a self-inflicted wound. you had a senator going out saying oh, she was just faking her tears. >> oh, my god. >> and we do that time and time and time again. it's not just policy. it's how we play the game. and we have been clumsy and stupid for too long now. >> sarah palin represented something to a lot of people. she was a proxy, i feel like, for conservatives, for republicans to fight the media, to fight democrats, to fight president obama in 2008. she was a way for many of them to say, look how they're treating her. that's the way we've all been tre
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